Developments

World Oceans Day

We celebrate World Oceans Day to remind everyone of the major role the oceans have in everyday life. They are the lungs of our planet, providing most of the oxygen we breathe. The purpose of the Day is to inform the public of the impact of human actions on the ocean, develop a worldwide movement… Continue reading World Oceans Day

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National Day of Sweden 06-Jun-2019

In 2004, the Swedish parliament voted to make it a public holiday, which may cause people to become more interested in celebrating it. The final decision took decades to reach − various proposals had been discussed under a succession of governments. There are also groups lobbying for the introduction of an official national pastry, and… Continue reading National Day of Sweden 06-Jun-2019

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D-Day 06-June-2019

Troops from the UK, the US, Canada, and France attacked German forces on the coast of northern France, on 6 June 1944. It was the largest military naval, air and land operation ever attempted and marked the start of the campaign to liberate Nazi-occupied north-west Europe. D-Day involved the simultaneous landing of tens of thousands… Continue reading D-Day 06-June-2019